The days of other countries looking to the United States for leadership are coming to an end.
By not planning in advance, the president is giving up a diplomatic opportunity to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time.
When President Trump spoke to NATO members for the first time on Thursday he failed to say the one thing Europeans were waiting to hear.
U.S. allies will not leave Thursday's summit feeling any more reassured than when they arrived.
In an attempt to learn the lessons of years past, we’ve selected five tidbits of advice.
We should celebrate H.R. McMaster’s staffing and organizational wins, but whether or not they are superficial remains to be seen.
And the Trump administration needs a strategy to deal with it.
We'll offer our take on how we think he did later in the week.
Julianne ("Julie") Smith is director of the strategy and statecraft program at the Center for a New American Security. Prior to joining CNAS, she served as the deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden from 2012 to 2013. Before going to the White House, she served as the Principal Director for European/NATO Policy at the Pentagon. Smith lives in Washington with her husband and two children. Smith is a co-editor of Shadow Government.